Jaan at Swissotel, revisited

Had another satisfying gastronomic experience at Jaan at level 70 of Swissotel The Stamford earlier this month – except this time, the modern French restaurant now has one Michelin star (I expected it to have two stars like Odette as I enjoyed my experience here a lot more, but I guess food is divisive and subjective).

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Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt at The Arts House

I brought my companion here during Restaurant Week, having enjoyed a meal at OCF before, and this second time was just as enjoyable.

The restaurant, named after the late Sir Stamford Raffles’ first wife, is tucked away on the second floor of The Arts House. It is quite well lit with large windows on the side, and tables are placed apart well enough so diners will not disturb others with their conversations. There is an open kitchen, so you can see what is being cooked, but no oily smell wafts out so the experience is pleasant. As always, the service is excellent with the manager walking around and checking on diners.

Lunch was started with a delicious, crusty, warm sourdough with salted butter (above). The bread was so good slathered with the rich butter, I could have eaten a lot more than the two slices given.

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